More on the 47% Video

First, I wanted to cross-post my thoughts on what a dick Mitt Romney is:

I’m going to vote for Obama and aside from feeling entitled to be able to purchase healthcare coverage at a rate commensurate to men, and to not get royally screwed in the rear just because I had the audacity to get diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, I don’t feel entitled to any of the shit Romney mentioned.

Sure, if I were to fall on hard times, I would like to think the government would lend me a hand. That’s what we should do for people who fall upon hard times. We help them. But if you think for one second that people who are on public assistance are happy about it, then you have never talked to or met a person on public assistance. If you think for one second that just because The Poors™ may have a cell phone, or an Xbox, or a refrigerator (A FUCKING REFRIGERATOR!), or are unfortunate enough to get gout (because apparently only rich people get gout, doncha know!), that they are living high off the hog (as they try to raise a family of four on $20K per year), then you lack empathy for Americans; you lack respect for Americans; and ultimately, you lack what it takes to be president of the United States.

Basically? You’re an asshole. And this country isn’t going to elect another asshole. Eight years was enough.

Second, I’m watching The Rachel Maddow Show, and she just said that the previously unsourced video in which Romney talks about scouting Chinese factories for places to make whatever bullshit he was making back in his Bain days came from the same source as today’s videos. Remember that video? I posted it, then took it down, then posted it, then took it down again.***

Just now, David Corn told Rachel Maddow that the source of the videos (there are rumors circulating that the source was a waiter at the fundraiser — just goes to show, you probably shouldn’t shit on an entire class of people when members of that class of people are serving your dumbass (pun intended)) apologizes for impersonating her on YouTube.

Corn also just said that the fundraiser took place on May 17, 2012 at the home of private equity muckity muck Marc Leder, who made headlines when he threw a sex party in 2011. (That ought to go over well with the values voter crowd.) Leder is a bit of a playboy and also >throws wild parties in St. Bart.

Gawl, I love today.

This Mittastrophe is epic.

***Karoli over at Crooks and Liars posted the video, and you can view it there.

[cross-posted-ish at ABLC]

79 replies
  1. 1
    raven says:

    Damn, comin fast and furious. By the way. what ever happened to that weak shit?

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    Howard Beale IV says:

    Not surprising-after all, the GOP has dear old Diaper Dave Vitter…

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    the fundraiser took place at the home of private equity muckity muck Marc Leder, who made headlines when he threw a sex party in 2011. (That ought to go over well with the values voter crowd.)

    Yes. That should go very well.

    It only confirms that they were very smart to withhold their full support.

    Dunno where that leaves the GOP…it might have to split in two…the fundigelical party and the rich asshole party. This leaves a mass of just stupid racist idiots adrift.

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    Dave C says:

    There is not enough schadenfreude in the world to truly capture how awesome this news is!

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    Evolving Deep Southerner says:

    Jesus fucking Christ, y’all. Can y’all fucking TALK or something before you post? God damn it.

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    beltane says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: The stupid racists will end up with the talibangicals because there’s no place else for them to go. It’s not like the rich f*cks are going to invite them to their sex parties.

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    RAM says:

    Mitt’s money quote: “…my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

    “Those people;” “you people.” At least Mitt and Ann are consistent. They really do dispise regular people.

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    xian says:

    ssh, special timmeh is going to call someone a puritan soon

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Romney does make a good point, though. Poor people do seem to eat food, almost every day.

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    Alison says:

    @Dave C: Also not enough popcorn.

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    Todd says:

    OT, but this is delicious. These things first emerged on Kos – I saw the threads and thought them cool, then this happened:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....y-behavior

    Kos says a cadre got together and flushed the user.

    It turned out to be the rancid firebagger slinkertwunt and her merry band of unicorn searchers.

    http://www.dailykos.com/commen.....72433#c561

    Bitch be the ruin of that site. She and her pals ran me off with donuts, and I was the one who burnt Monica Goodling.

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    geg6 says:

    Oh my. Looks like Mittens has really stepped in it this time. Outta control and careening toward the cliff at a speed that even fighter pilot John McCain (did you know he was POW?) never attained. Not even with that sparkly rocket booster Sarah Palin on the ticket. Contemplate for a minute.

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    4tehlulz says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR MITT

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    Ben Franklin says:

    Epic mittatsrophy is a flaccid dick. It’s only hard enough for him to be Presidunce, not POTUS

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    MikeJ says:

    Better to have taken down the previous video, which is now in play again, than to have left it up and found out it was fake.

    It’s not as if Mitt’s last two weeks have been disaster free anyway.

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    MomSense says:

    I am loving this! Mitt is the perfect representative for the a$$holigarchy.

    I don’t know which comment bothers me more — but when he said that he gave away all of his inheritance so therefore he earned everything the old fashioned way I think he was speaking sincerely. It is classic privilege. He went to the finest schools–debt free and didn’t have to take out loans and work multiple jobs like the rest of us. He had contacts and introductions and “ins” that most of us never have and yet he completely ignores how his privilege gave him advantages.

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    raven says:

    @Todd: What IN the fuck are you babbling about?

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @raven: I’m glad I wasn’t the only one.

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    Irving says:

    Jumping Jiminy Christmas on a pogo stick, and we’ve got how long until the debates?

    Hilarious. I’ve heard this 47% schtick on conservative talk radio all the time… but apparently, the Republicans don’t seem to realize that talk radio listeners ain’t the majority in this country. Not by a long shot. Oh, how much fun it will be tomorrow.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @MomSense:

    he completely ignores how his privilege gave him advantages.

    He can’t beat Obama, not only because he doesn’t know Obama (he thinks Obama was sitting in the chair at the RNC), he does not know himself.

    He’s doomed.

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    Linnaeus says:

    But Obama said something about clinging to guns and religion, so both sides do it, you know.

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    raven says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: That’s funny, I thought it might be some young people shit. Whew!

  23. 23
    Davis X. Machina says:

    This is a three-days’ wonder. Maybe two.

    In a country with any class-consciousness, it’d be a real story, perhaps a deal-breaker.

    Lucky for Mitt, this isn’t.

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    hueyplong says:

    Man, I had it on good authority that Jesus didn’t love me this much.

    It appears I may have been misinformed.

    Anyone else alternating between sheer joy that Romney is who we thought he was, and horror at the discovery that it’s really true?

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    I’m still terrified that this is some kind of enormous Breitbartian ratfuck, and the Romney campaign deliberately faked it with an uncanny Romney impersonator so that they can expose the fake a week from now and Dan Rather the entire political mediasphere and the Obama campaign.

    It just seems too perfect to be true.

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    4tehlulz says:

    Time to hang Mitt around the necks of every GOP candidate.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    This is good news for John McCain. Now people will stop talking about how badly run his campaign was.

    Anyone else notice the progression here; Bush, McCain, Romney? Their next candidate will speak in tongues and wear a helmet.

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    raven says:

    Jesus christ is their any fucking thing that doesn’t “scare” and “terrify” “you people”? Grow a spine.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @raven:

    Well, I ain’t afraid of no Osama bin Laden.

    For the obvious reason.

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    J.D. Rhoades says:

    @geg6:

    Looks like Mittens has really stepped in it this time

    I’m still pessimistic enough to think that the MSM will find a way to downplay this and portray anyone who’s outraged as practicing “class war.” I just don’t see it getting any traction. I hope I’m wrong.

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    Richard says:

    “…my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

    Yes, 47% of the nation consists of welfare bums who don’t have to work because they are getting free handouts.

    Great point Mitt. Reince loves it. Why don’t you put it in your ads?

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    Even the liberal Bloomberg is warming up the soprano:

    You can mark my prediction now: A secret recording from a closed-door Mitt Romney fundraiser, released today by David Corn at Mother Jones, has killed Mitt Romney’s campaign for president.

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    @Davis X. Machina:
    The scandal isn’t the message. It SHOULD be, but let’s face it, the message has been out there. The scandal is Romney caught on tape talking with his tone dripping with contempt and hate about the poorer half of the country. Not the words, the tone. You can say all poor people are lazy in this country and just barely get away with it as a politician, but you have to pretend you’re saying it for their own good when you do.

    @Matt McIrvin:
    At this point, how could they prove it’s a fake? It looks like him and sounds like him on a lengthy tape. Nobody’s going to believe it’s not him even if the tape IS a fake.

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    Snarki, child of Loki says:

    Wow, I’d kind of hoped that, come November, Willard would be buried in a landslide.

    Now it looks like it’ll be more of a curb-stomping

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    Anyone else notice the progression here; Bush, McCain, Romney? Their next candidate will speak in tongues and wear a helmet

    So you’re on record predicting a Santorum candidacy in 2016.

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    ABL says:

    @Dave C: I’m seriously giddy.

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    raven says:

    @Snarki, child of Loki: The three minute motherfucker awaits!

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    ABL says:

    @MikeJ: Oh, I totally agree.

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    geg6 says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    I am a terrible person because that comment had me literally LOLing. It was the helmet in conjunction with the speaking in tongues that just…well, my dog is still barking because he is scared that I’ve just lost my mind.

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    jwb says:

    @Matt McIrvin: If it was a ratfuck, the Romney campaign would have come out with a blanket denial today. Hell, they would have been better off lying their asses off and deny it anyway.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    So you’re on record predicting a Santorum candidacy in 2016.

    Absolutely, although by then he may have to feign brain damage to heighten his appeal with the base.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    by then he may have to feign brain damage to heighten his appeal with the base.

    beyond the already obvious brain damage? Damn.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: As the saying goes: from his lips to god’s ears…

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    Marshall says:

    I think that Romney’s African-American support may actually break the laws of mathematics and go into negative territory.

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    Richard says:

    This isn’t potentially disastrous just for Mitt, but for the entire GOP. Somehow, I don’t think anyone who uses this as a reason not to vote for Mitt is going to be any kinder to down ballot GOPers.

    Let’s face it, we all know that they all share Mitt’s contempt for the “47%”, but up until now it has been left it surrogates like the odious Garry Bauer and Rush Limbaugh to push the line directly, while the actual politicians have resorted to more subtle dog whistle messages. Now, the entire party has “we hate poor people” tattooed to their foreheads.

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    Liberty60 says:

    @Marshall: If Romney’s support with black people goes negative, it means that there is a set of black people who don’t even exist, yet hate him.
    Thats some effed up campaiging, there.

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    Joel says:

    @Todd: Frankly, firebagger or not, this person did Team O a favor. I’ll read Kos from time to time but it doesn’t carry that much impact with me. By having a more mainstream publication get in front of this, it spreads much faster (and wider).

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    Joel says:

    @Todd: Frankly, firebagger or not, this person did Team O a favor. I’ll read Kos from time to time but it doesn’t carry that much impact with me. By having a more mainstream publication get in front of this, it spreads much faster (and wider).

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    👽 Martin says:

    @raven:

    Jesus christ is their any fucking thing that doesn’t “scare” and “terrify” “you people”? Grow a spine.

    Seriously, you have no fucking idea how hard it is to grow up white and rich in this country. We have struggled for four centuries to earn our place in this society – held down at every turn. Leave our people alone!

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    cal1942 says:

    It appears modern technology has bypassed rich folk.

    There was a time, back in the day, when rich folk would say anything in front of the “help.” After all the “help” were non people.

    They still think the “help” are non people and think they can get away with that crap, except, oops, cheap technology that fits in the pocket.

  52. 52
    Todd says:

    @raven:

    The videos came to Kos first. A bunch of firebaggers got together and hide rated the source, depriving Kos of the scoop. The man is not happy.

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    I Am Mitt's Smirk (né Studly Pantload, t.e.u.u.) says:

    My apologies if this has been alluded to, already, but this is what comes to mind when I think of what must be going on in Romney HQ, tonight…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np9tBI7_nq8

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    some guy says:

    the GOP trolls over at WaPo are flip flip flipping out. I have never seen the comments fly so fast over there. The audio tape story at WaPo stopped loading comments @ comment #2,000.

    the usual GOP chum trollers are in a fucking panic. this has some serious downticket repurcussions, and these asshats know it.

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    Calouste says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    So you’re backing the man who lost to the man who lost to the man who lost to the man who barely got elected?

    Darwin thought things worked the other way around.

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    Jennifer says:

    Recorded by a waiter? Perhaps this should be the Romney campaign theme song.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    @Calouste:

    Darwin thought things worked the other way around.

    I used to believe that, too. The Republican party, top to bottom, is rapidly de-evolving. By the end of the next decade we’ll have full employment because they’ll all need keepers by then.

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    I Am Mitt's Smirk (né Studly Pantload, t.e.u.u.) says:

    BTB, I don’t care if the front-page posts are about the same subject — ABL, this post is very well stated.

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    jp7505a says:

    It’s all be taken care of. Mitt just had a press avail and assured us that his reference to the deadbeat 47% as and I quoe ‘inelegently expressed’. Prey tell how would it have sounded if he had expressed it ‘elegently’?

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Calouste:

    Darwin thought things worked the other way around.

    Darwin never met modern Republicans.

    (Romney in emergency presser – you can hear the campaign klaxons going off. Oh shit – he’s making it worse… LOL)

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    👽 Martin says:

    LOL. And he ran away!

    In summary: blah people won’t vote for me because they’re moochers and won’t benefit from my tax cuts.

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    Cacti says:

    Far from being disadvantaged by his skin tone, Mitt would be in Goldwater territory if the POTUS were a white southern Democrat.

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    GxB says:

    @Dennis SGMM: I got a feeling Vitter will be all for that – perpetually diapered and the state picks up the bill. Hmm, second thought, how much is this different from today…

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    GxB says:

    @Dennis SGMM: I got a feeling Vitter will be all for that – perpetually diapered and the state picks up the bill. Hmm, second thought, how much is this different from today…

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    feebog says:

    My Mom and Dad are part of that 47%. My Dad is a WWII vet. Raised four kids, did the best he could. My Dad had to fight for a disability retirement from the state after a debilitating illness directly connected to his job. He spent his life savings doing it. So now, my Dad, 91 and my Mom, 89 live in subsidized housing on a small disability pension and reduced Social Security. My Dad, who is legally blind, also gets a lot of help from the VA. So they are the moochers and lowlifes that will never vote for rMoney. They feel they “entitled” to the basics of life, food, housing and healthcare.

    Mitt, here is a clue; damn right they entitled to those things. Damn right they have the right to live out the rest of their lives with a little bit of dignity. Damn right they are not going to vote for your sorry ass.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @I Am Mitt’s Smirk (né Studly Pantload, t.e.u.u.): Good choice! I’ll admit I was expecting one of those creative re-subtitlings of the Downfall bunker scene. Like the one that gave us such joy in ’08.

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    I went to the “refrigerator” link and listened to the Daily Show piece on a bunch of assholes whining that the poor in America are only whiners because they have refrigerators! and microwaves! and telephones!

    And there’s this weird undertone to all that. It’s more than the belief that if you’re “lucky” enough to have a refrigerator then you don’t deserve any help, though that’s offensive enough all by itself. What’s weirder is this freakish vibe I get that they’re resentful that poor people have refrigerators at all. These people really believe that poor people should suffer. They deserve to suffer. They’re pissed off that any poor people have fucking refrigerators. I think they’re pissed off that poor people–some of them, anyway, the lazy, unworthy fucks–even get to eat every day. I think they resent that homeless people sometimes find bridges to sleep under, where they can be out of the rain, or steam grates to sleep on to keep warm (job creators paid for the generators that make the steam that these fucking, mooching assholes luxuriate in when the weather is 14°!).

    Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if these shitstains spent as much time being appalled at the thought that dickwads like Rmoney have fucking car elevators in their houses when there are people who can’t afford to eat every day in this country. Or how about the fact that this asshole who threw the party Rmoney went off on his screed at spent $500,000 to rent a beach house for one month. Or how about the, what was it, a $70,000 tax deduction of his wife’s dressage horse or something? (And, shit, I’d never even heard of dressage horses until two months ago, and I feel like I was better off for it, so there’s yet another way Mitt Rmoney has made my life just ever so fractionally worse.) And, Lord knows, there are a thousand other sickening excesses that these entitled fucks wallow in every day, but Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham and Niell Cavuto or whatever that asshole’s name is don’t seem to think that’s the least bit shocking. Oh, no. No, no, no, it’s poor people with refrigerators that offend their tender sensibilities.

    These people make me want to beat them to death with their own microphones. And that pisses me off, since I really don’t want to hate anybody. And, ironically, that makes me hate them even more.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @geg6: I am a terrible person because that comment had me literally LOLing.

    Me too. Dennis SGMM, that was a bit of brilliant.

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    J.D. Rhoades says:

    @jp7505a:

    Can anyone post a link to this?

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    'Niques says:

    Now would be the time for someone to post a graph showing just who the 47% “deadbeats” are … I’m thinking it’d include a family of four living on 60-70,000 a year, keeping up on their mortgage, two cars and boat payments. Bet that would be the eye opener for those not already enraged.

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    Lojasmo says:

    @Todd:

    Slink is no fire bagged. She is a Deaniac. I challenge you to a duel with pistols at dawn.

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    Lojasmo says:

    @Davis X. Machina:

    It’s only a three day wonder because mitt will step on his dick again in three days (see the embassy attacks)

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    @Lojasmo: You’re joking, right? slinkerwink was one of the orchestrators of the “kill the bill” shit on GOS, and was doing it while being paid by FDL.

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    DGarr says:

    Goodbye, Mr. Romney.
    We don’t want to see you anywhere NEAR the White House.
    It is going to be a lot more than 47% of Americans who vote against you.
    You are not only cynical and vacant, you are frightening.
    Go back where you came from.

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    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    @Todd:

    Bitch be the ruin of that site.

    Very true. Markos has only himself to blame on this, he banned her sorry ass once, then had a weak moment and unbanned her. If he’d stuck to his guns, the videos would have “stuck” at Teh Orange since she and the rest of the nutjobs in her crew wouldn’t have been around to HR the material into oblivion. Oh well, to paraphrase Otter from Animal House “You fucked up, you trusted us.”

    And yes, she’s a firebagger.

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    So when is Mother Jones going to follow the standard they demanded of the Acorn videos and release the full video?

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    Kay says:

    @WWStBreitbartD:

    I think my favorite part of the videos are the questions from conservatives. They worry, conservatives, how Romney will win when for three years people have been told “‘we’ll take care of you'” What arrogance.

    I paid a higher rate in federal income taxes than Mitt Romney last year, and I’m willing to bet I paid a higher rate than most of the people in that room. I don’t add charitable contributions to my tax rate, like Romney does, because I’m not a fucking idiot, and I still paid more than him.

    How dare you talk about half the country like that? Where do you get off?

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    djangermous says:

    IDG why everyone’s calling this the “47%” video and not the “Mitt Romney thinks people aren’t entitled to food” video.

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